What to do in Golspie…
Within the village itself, there are numerous ways of enjoying the outdoors through walking, hillwalking, cycling, mountain biking, golfing, bird watching, tennis, bowls, beach and indoor pool swimming. For those who prefer more leisurely pursuits, the village offers a variety of shops, an art gallery/ craft shop, coffee stops, beauty and hair salon, pubs and all round scenery to enjoy or photograph.
Just a mile north of the village is the beautiful fairytale castle which is the seat of the earl of Sutherland. Tours of the castle, gardens and falconry displays take place daily from April to mid October.
Big Burn walk
This is a beautiful gorge walk over a series of bridges and pathways with waterfalls and ponds.
These are a series of mountain bike trails designed for all levels of experience with different routes suitable for families and novices through to more technically difficult trails for the experienced mountain biker. The most difficult one features the longest descent in Britain down from the summit of Ben Bhraggie. The start point for these begins in the village.
Loch Fleet Nature Reserve
Nearby Loch fleet is a bird watcher’s paradise with a huge variety of ducks, waders and overhead in summer glimpses of the osprey.
Adjoining this area, these woods offer a beautiful walk through mixed woodland and botanists can find twinflower and wintergreen among the many wild flowers to be spotted.
Golspie Golf course
This is an outstanding 18 hole course bordering the village and beach. It offers a variety of links, heathland and parkland golf to test all levels of abilities. Neighbouring courses also to play include Royal Dornoch, Brora, and Tain
A walk up this hill 397 ms elevation, which forms the backdrop to the village offers you spectacular views of the surrounding area.
Carn Liath Broch
This dates from the Iron Age and is one of the best preserved in the local area.